The Kokiwanee (56 ha) and Hathaway (29 ha) preserves are located in northeastern Indiana. Both sites include gorges cut by tributaries of the Wabash River, which produce a range of microenvironments that are unusual for this part of Indiana. Floristic inventories were done from 2004 through 2011. Kokiwanee had 467 vascular plant species, while Hathaway had 316. A total of 529 species, representing 325 genera and 104 families, were found in the two sites combined, with 254 species being found in both. Many of the 213 species found only at Kokiwanee occurred in mature forest on a southwest-facing bluff or in fens; most of the 62 species found only at Hathaway were found in a crop field, old fields, or an east-facing gorge wall. Forty-three percent of the species found were county records. Nineteen percent of species were exotic, a significantly lower proportion than for the state as a whole. One state threatened-list species (Dactylorhiza viridis) and three state watch-list species (Liparis loeselii, Panax quinquefolius, and Veratrum woodii) were found. A number of species are near their northern range limits at these sites. Floristic quality is relatively high.
Castanea is the official scientific journal of the Southern Appalachian Botanical Society. Castanea is published quarterly and accepts papers in all aspects botany relating to the Eastern United States. Castanea also serves as the official publication of the Society with news and information of interest to the membership contained within the journal. For information about membership in SABS, contact Dr. Kathy G. Mathews, email@example.com. For subscription information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Allen Press plays a vital role in the dissemination of knowledge and information by partnering with organizations in the scientific, technical and medical community to promote their interests and achieve their goals. Headquartered in Lawrence, KS, Allen Press provides a comprehensive portfolio of integrated services in the broad areas of content management, online and print delivery, association management, and publishing services. Allen Press is a trusted partner of scholarly societies, professional associations and corporations nationwide.